Millions of people check the news everyday-- in the
morning paper, online, and on the nightly news. But
far too often affiliates do not find out what has occurred
in affiliate marketing that day; this is important because
affiliate marketing changes daily. There are many resources
for affiliate marketers to learn about the days
happenings. The best way to learn about the changes
in affiliate marketing is by visiting forums often.
Forums provide a great resource by allowing new affiliates
to learn from the experts. New affiliates hear and learn
about the different opinions and techniques that are
used in the industry. In turn, this information helps
educate the affiliates and helps them decide whether
they agree or disagree on the particular subject or
technique. By visiting forums often you can learn timesaving
tips as well as common mistakes that you can avoid.
Here are some of the most popular forums that are most
useful for affiliates:
· AbestWeb: http://www.abestweb.com/
Who its for: affiliate program managers and affiliate
With over 14,000 members this is a vast pool of knowledge
that you can draw from.
· WebmasterWorld.com: http://www.webmasterworld.com/
Who its for: webmasters and marketing managers.
For all of your questions about anything having to do
with Web design, this is the place to go. There are
a lot of quality discussions that are segmented as well
· Search Engine Watch Forums.
Who its for: webmasters and affiliate marketers.
Here you can find discussions and questions that deal
with all aspects of search engines. Some of the topics
include: Questions on specific search engines and directories,
specific discussions on search engine optimization and
web marketing, general search issues, and current issues.
· ReveNews.com: http://www.revenews.com/
Who its for: webmasters, affiliate program managers,
and affiliate marketers.
This site is a great location to find articles on various
topics and learn about what is news worthy in the industry.
There are also forums strictly for affiliate managers.
Here, managers can learn about those issues that are
strictly pertinent for them, such as keeping an affiliate
program in-house or outsourcing. You can visit http://www.10xmarketing.com/affiliate-program-management.asp
to learn more about some of the options that are available
to managers. These forums provide a great resource to
learn about the technical details of running a program.
Forums teach valuable information about affiliate marketing
that will make help make affiliate sites more successful.
By visiting and posting often in these forums many people
become experts on certain topics. Networking opportunities
will also arise. Many of these forums help industry
leaders form business relationships.
Forums are an amazing resource; do not overlook them
because they are vital to ones success. Since affiliate
marketing changes everyday, one should visit them as
often as you watch or read the daily news.
About the author:
Alex Hachtman, of 10x Marketing, wrote this article.
10x Marketing provides companies with Internet marketing
solutions that will increase consumer visits on a regular
basis, thus increasing potential sales and revenue.
Contact 10x Marketing today for more information about
your companies affiliate program. See http://www.10xmarketing.com/res/ecommerce-affiliate-program.asp
for more information.